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Riveredge Park Bridge

Photos 

West Approach

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in August 2008

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BH Photo #121959

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Bedstead pony truss bridge over Rock River on Rock River Drive in Town of Addison
Location
Addison, Washington County, Wisconsin
Status
Replaced by an ugly MOB
History
Built 1896; Retired to pedestrian-only use in 1973
Builder
- Milwaukee Bridge & Iron Works of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Design
Pin-connected, 3-panel Pratt bedstead pony truss
Dimensions
Span length: 41.0 ft.
Total length: 41.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Allenton Park Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.42018, -88.34623   (decimal degrees)
43°25'13" N, 88°20'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/391021/4808356 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Allenton
Inventory number
BH 37239 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 3, 2017: New Street View added by Luke
  • November 2, 2017: Updated by Luke: Replaced by an ugly MOB
  • February 7, 2009: Updated by J.R. Manning: Fixed a typo in "History" field.
  • August 19, 2008: Updated by J.R. Manning
  • August 18, 2008: Added by J.R. Manning

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Luke

Comments 

Riveredge Park Bridge
Posted November 2, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Okay, I have only visited a very small number of bridges in Wisconsin, but based on what I've seen on here, this was probably one of the state's most significant pony trusses. It was an uncommon design and it was built by a local company. There are relatively few Bridges left built by the Milwaukee Bridge & Iron Works. No doubt about it, this is a terrible loss.

Riveredge Park Bridge
Posted November 2, 2017, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

There are NO words...

Riveredge Park Bridge
Posted November 2, 2017, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

So they demolished and replaced a preserved historic bridge that even had interpretive signage installed? Working with historic bridges, I see a lot of stupid things, but this is probably in the top ten! Wisconsin is weird because they never had many historic bridges to begin with, but this has not translated into an appreciation of what is left; the preservation rate remains very low. At this rate, soon the only reason to visit Wisconsin will be to...

Riveredge Park Bridge
Posted November 2, 2017, by Matt Lohry

Luke,

Good golly, that is nasty--no point in wasting fuel to drive the 8 miles from my house to see it! Thanks for the head's up. EPIC FAIL!

Riveredge Park Bridge
Posted November 2, 2017, by Luke
Riveredge Park Bridge
Posted November 2, 2017, by Matt Lohry

I just saw a notice in our county newspaper that the dedication for the "New Walking Bridge" in Allenton is set for Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, a pic of the old bridge was the only pic there is...I am very fearful of what I'm going to find here, but I have to go check. I'll update with whatever nasty news I come up with! :'>(